The Survival Guide For When Moms Have A Bad Day

  We’ve all had those days where things simply put us in a big funk. It reminds me of the author Judith Viorst’s children’s book Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. For some reason our hair didn’t come out right despite our prep efforts. The children seem to be on level…

Making The Decision To Be Happy

  The decision to be happy and have the peace of joy is up to us. Many times we place the responsibility on others to do it for us. We soon become hurt and disappointed when things don’t go as expected. It is unfair to give that responsibility to others, and we also set ourselves…

Minnie and Mini :A Grandmother’s Love 

I learned about Grandparent’s Day a few years back through a presentation at a church we were visiting. It’s one of those holidays that kind of gets swept under the rug from the usual commercialism of American holidays for some reason. I’ve always been extremely close to my grandmother, and the care of her love…

“Hello Past” ! I See You And I’m No Longer Scared 

   Face crack of the century can’t describe the feeling when seeing old remnants from our past showing up in random places of our new beginnings. At the time it seemed like everything was going fine, we got comfortable in our new “now”, and we thought we buried all those things that made up our…

Let Them Help

  You’re in the mindset of getting something done. You’re completely focused, and you have it timed to about when you will be finished. There is a shadow lurking near by, and suddenly you hear a voice that asks, “Mama, can I help?” It’s cute in thoughtfulness at first, but you think in your head…

The Big Transition: Back To Work Mom!

    I’ve held a job pretty much since my teenage years. I knew though like most mothers who take a pause for a length of time to focus more on family that going back to work full-time was going to be a big adjustment. I made the decision to leave the workforce after the…

Seasons & Promise

   I was teaching my toddlers a medley of the four seasons. I saw the smile in their innocent eyes which made me think about life’s seasons. We’ve had our share of shifts in seasons as a famliy. We’ve celebrated in times of joy, we’ve shared tears in losses, and we look foward to the…

 The Red Flags Of Heartbreaking Friendships

   In truth many of us have been there where we initially connected with someone in the hopes of establishing a true friendship that ended badly. This seems to be very common amongst women. The friendship chemistry seemed instantaneous as if our hearts shouted,”Where have you been all my life?”Later, we find ourselves disappointed in…

A Promise Is A Promise !

     Kids may forget to push their chairs under the table after dinner, but they never forget a promise. They are  like the elephant that never forgets! My eldest daughter asked before the start of summer to go on a one on one road trip together to the beach. She is very sweet in…

Then There Was Grace

 I was taken a back when I grew spiritually in understanding the true meaning of grace. I adopted the mentality that was reared in me from examples growing up of seeing things as only black or white making no room for faults. There was a time that I had no clue of the beauty of…

Redefining What It Means To Be Special Needs!

  There seems to be more of a growth in awareness, openness, and acceptance with those living with autism. This makes me so excited as a parent with a beautiful autistic child in seeing finally as a society we are redefining our perception of those with special needs and autism! Many parents and teachers have…

Awarded From The Start 

   It was the last week of camp for my morning class for which I taught music and movement. I wanted to do something special for my morning large group class  of diverse ages. They were always so enthusiastically willing to participate in whatever I taught them. I decided to give them a little certificate…